Freesurfing | Surf Snowdonia

FREESURFING

‘Freesurfing’ at Surf Snowdonia means all surfing done outside of our Surf Academy lessons. Freesurf sessions are available to beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers and each session equals 55 minutes of wave time.

 

A freesurf session is ideal if you have already had a lesson and want to practice what you have learnt, or if you are already confident on your board. All sessions start with a short safety briefing in our Surf Academy.

 

Different areas of our 300-metre lagoon are suitable for different surfer abilities. If you’re not sure where you fit in take a look at the descriptions below or talk to our friendly booking team.

There’s plenty of room for everyone to have fun without feeling crowded. Advanced surfers and surf kayakers stay closest to the central pier where the wave is highest. Intermediate surfers take the  waist-high waves towards the outer edges of the lagoon.

 

Beginner surfers stick to the bays at the corners of the lagoon. The whitewater waves are perfect for learning the basics, building your confidence and just having heaps of fun.

 

Peak prices apply from Friday 10am until Sunday 4pm and in school holidays.

Off Peak prices apply at all other times (including Sunday from 4pm).

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BEGINNERS

 

Before coming for a beginner freesurf we would recommend that you have attended a lesson with a qualified ISA surf instructor. Find out more about our surf lessons here.

 

Beginners  surf in the bays at the ends of the lagoon. The whitewater waves are perfect for learning the basics of surfing and building your confidence. You can expect to catch up to 20 beginner waves in an hour’s session (a rate of one wave every three minutes). There will be maximum of six surfers in each beginner bay.

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Off peak

ADULT £30.00 

CHILD £20.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £40.00

CHILD £30.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

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INTERMEDIATE 1

Intermediate 1 is perfect wave for you to progress from the beginner bays. It still has a white water take off which will allow you to catch the wave easily and turns into a green wave as it travels down the lagoon. You could ride your first green wave, and improve your wave riding skills.

 

This wave is appropriate for you if you already have some surfing experience and competency in the following basic skills:

 

  • Knowledge of your surf equipment
  • Correct wipe-out action
  • Good board control & stopping technique
  • Paddling into whitewater waves unaided
  • Good consistent take off
  • Initiate turning left and right

 

During your freesurf session there will be maximum of one other surfer on the wave with you. You must use our Softech boards on this wave.

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Off peak

ADULT £35.00 

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £45.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

INTERMEDIATE 2

 

Intermediate 2 is a great stepping stone to the advanced wave. Taking off by the pier where the wave is smaller allows you to catch and drop into a wave. This wave runs down the centre of the lagoon, parallel to the advanced wave. These are white water waves which allow you to have a much longer ride than the beginner bays.

 

This wave is appropriate for you if you already have some surfing experience and have the basic surfing skills shown below:

 

  • Knowledge of your surf equipment
  • Correct wipe-out action
  • Good board control & stopping technique
  • Paddling into white water waves unaided

 

You must use our Softech board on this wave (free hire is included in the cost of your lesson).

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Off peak

ADULT £35.00 

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £45.00

Surfboard hire included.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

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ADVANCED SURFERS & KAYAKERS

 

Advanced surfers & kayakers surf close to the central pier in the middle of the lagoon. This powerful wave is for experienced surfers and kayakers with a high level of fitness and competency with bigger, steeper and faster waves.

To surf this wave you must be able to:

 

  • Duck dive
  • Surf head-high waves
  • Make late take-offs
  • Generate speed
  • Surf forehand & backhand
  • Start to initiate bottom and top turns

 

During your freesurf session there will be maximum of two other surfers alternatively surfing the wave. During a one hour freesurf session the wave runs every 90 seconds.

Advanced surfers can either use their own board or hire a Firewire demo board from us at £10 per day. Kayakers must bring their own boat, buoyancy aid and helmet.

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Off peak

ADULT £40.00

Firewire surfboard hire £10.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

Peak

ADULT £50.00

Firewire surfboard hire £10.

Wetsuit hire £5 per day.

Freesurf = 55 minutes of wave time.

SURFBOARD HIRE

 

All beginner and intermediate surfers must use one of our Softech surfboards which is included in the price of your freesurf session.

 

Advanced surfers are welcome to bring along their own surfboard rinsed and in good working order, or hire one from us at £10 per day.

 

If you are thinking of  buying a new board why not take advantage of our try-before-you-buy service from our Firewire test centre range, before purchasing from our on-site retail shop.

 

You can hire a wetsuit from our full-size Rip Curl range at a charge of £5 per day.

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Surfboard for advanced wave

£10.00

per day

Wetsuits

£5.00

per day

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